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Childish Gambino video targeting gun violence gets 100 million hits

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“Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again WASHINGTON - “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend, raking in $61.8 million as it easily fended off competition, industry estimates showed Sunday. The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Running a distant second was “Life of the Party,” a Melissa McCarthy comedy that rang up a respectable $18.5 million its first weekend out. McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, stars as a newly divorced mother

who returns to college, only to find herself in class with her daughter. Another new film, “Breaking In,” a thriller starring Gabrielle Union, was third at $16.8 million. Review website Rotten Tomatos dismissed the film as a “rote, disposable action thriller” but praised Union’s performance as a mother fighting to save her children from criminal hostage-takers. Rom-com “Overboard” slipped from second to fourth place with a box office take of $10.1 million its second weekend in theaters. The Lionsgate remake, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Debez, is about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married. Number five at the box office was Paramount’s sci-fi horror film “A Quiet Place,” which stars actor-director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound. It made an estimated $6.4 million. (afp)

NEW YORK - A graphic music video by Childish Gambino has racked up more than 100 million views in just over a week on YouTube with its powerful takes on gun violence and racism. “This Is America” -- by actor and recording artist Donald Glover’s edgy alter ego -- is a raw take on racism, gun violence and consumer society hit the nine-figure-mark in a week, just behind of global hits such as Adele’s “Hello” (four days) and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (in six days). The four-minute video begins with a shirtless Glover dancing to soothing rhythms in an empty warehouse and singing “We just wanna party” and “We just want the money.” Glover suddenly pulls out a handgun from the back of his pants and executes a hooded man sitting in a chair. A heavier, more foreboding beat drops, and Glover raps “This is America -- don’t catch you slipping up.” “Yeah, this is America,” he says. “Guns in my area.” Later in the video, Glover guns down an allblack church choir in a sequence some commentators have interpreted as a reference to the 2015 murders of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina. At several points, children in school uniforms join Glover in his hypnotic dance as violence occurs in the background. The video, directed by Hiro Murai, ends with a terror-stricken Glover fleeing as from a lynch mob. One of the clips producers, Ibra Ake, told NPR: “there’s a communality there and people can relate to a lot of that stuff. I don’t think we are as cerebral or as calculated as people think. Our goal is to normalize blackness.”

Glover’s video follows an over the weekend on the hit comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” (afp)

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Indonesia’s ‘terror families’ behind suicide attacks

Their middle-class life, with talk of holidays and a love of pets, held no clues to the dark plan Dita Oepriyanto and his wife put in motion as they led their four children to their deaths. Oepriyanto, 48, spouse Puji Kuswati and the kids -- including two girls aged nine and 12 -- all died on Sunday in coordinated strikes on churches in the country’s second-biggest city Surabaya. To neighbours, the family was devoutly religious with an upstanding father who sold herbal medicine. “He was once the head of the neighbourhood unit. I met him almost everyday at a mosque near his house,” Taufik Gani, 60, told newspaper Koran Tempo. Online photos bearing 43-year-old Kuswati’s name show what appears to be the family smiling back at the camera, the two youngest girls in matching red hijab head scarves and holding flowers. Kuswati had over 250 friends on a Facebook account packed with pictures of nature, river rafting and the family cats. She also said she was a fan of a local heavy metal band. Her last Facebook post was made in 2014. Kuswati and her daughters are now Indonesia’s first known female suicide bombers. Two other families connected to the family and a local extremist network have been implicated in another series of explosions, that left most of them dead. Taken together they reveal a shocking new terror modus operandi in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country: whole families of suicide bombers. - ‘Tactical benefits’ That is a shift from when radical group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) -- behind attacks including the 2002 Bali bomb-

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ing that killed over 200 -- was synonymous with terrorism in Indonesia. “The involvement of women is new, especially with children,” said Nava Nuraniyah, an analyst at the Jakartabased Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict. “During the JI (Jemaah Islamiyah) era it was forbidden to use women” in attacks. IS by contrast has welcomed female fighters into its fold, and the attraction of using women, including young girls, in attacks is obvious, Nuraniyah added. “Women are always seen as peaceful, so security guards are also more relaxed towards women as well,” she said. “There are tactical benefits.” On Sunday morning, Kuswati and her two daughters, who were wearing niqab face veils and had bombs strapped to their waists, walked onto the grounds of the Kristen Indonesia Diponegoro Church and blew themselves up. Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.

This handout photo released by the Presidential Palace on May 13, 2018 shows Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (R) with officials at the scene of a suicide attack outside the Central Pantekosta church (background) in Surabaya. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo visited the area after a family of six including two young daughters staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during Sunday services on May 13, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.


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No serious travel warnings after Surabaya church bombings

Sympathy and solidarity from the international community continued to pour in, and no serious travel advisories were issued at the end of a bloody Sunday in East Java’s provincial capital Surabaya, where a family of six carried out suicide attacks targeting Christians observing mass. A series of blasts struck three churches across the provincial capital of Surabaya at around 7 a.m., leaving at least 13 dead and over 40 others wounded. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks via its propaganda agency Amaq. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop issued a joint statement late on Sunday, condemning what they called “cowardly” terrorist attacks on peaceful religious gatherings. “Our two nations share a common commitment to mutual respect and diversity and we reject those who seek to spread division and hatred,” they said in a statement issued on Twitter. Singapore’s top diplomat, Vivian Balakrishnan, also took to social media to express his deep sadness over the “appalling bomb attacks”. “We strongly condemn this mindless act, which has taken several lives and injured others,” he said in a post on his Facebook page on Sunday. Britain’s Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, contributed a tweet of his own, expressing solidarity with the people of Indonesia. “Appalled by terrorist attack this morning in Surabaya. We stand with the people of Indonesia at this difficult time. #KamiTidakTakut,” he

tweeted, using an Indonesian translation of the #WeAreNotAfraid hashtag. A Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson also issued comments on the terrorist attack, saying the South Korean government “strongly condemned” the incident, and expressed its intent to cooperate hand-inhand with Indonesia to fight “the terrors that threaten all of humanity”. The European Union’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Vincent Guerend, “strongly condemned” the attack on places of worship irrespective of religion and said the EU “stands ready to continue our dialogue and cooperation”. “We’re faced with same challenges in Europe, and we have to support each other,” Guerend told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. He declined, however, to comment on whether the incident had any effect on European business interests in Indonesia, appealing instead to focus on the plight of the victims. Later that day, Brussels issued its own statement extending condolences to the friends and families of those killed

in the blasts. “Attacks on communities at prayer run counter to Indonesia’s traditional culture of religious diversity and inter-religious harmony. Such a culture is a source of inspiration for many around the world, especially in times, such as now, of tension,” EU spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said in the statement. And while concerns about terrorism in Indonesia are on the rise, most statements issued by foreign embassies in response to the attacks did not warn against general travel to Indonesia. On the EU’s website for consular protection for EU citizens abroad, most member states called on their citizens to remain cautious and warned against traveling to certain areas in Indonesia. The Australian government’s Smartraveller website continues to advise its citizens in Indonesia to “exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including in Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta, because of the high threat of terrorist attack”. It also says there is a heightened risk of further terrorist attacks in the lead-up to and during Islam’s holy month of Ramadhan, which runs from mid-May to mid-June. The United Kingdom government website also updated its foreign travel advice to reflect the latest incident, but without much change in its assessment of travel safety in Indonesia. “Around 360,000 British nationals visit Indonesia every year. Most visits are trouble free,” it said.(ant)

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Singapore condemns bomb attacks on churches in Indonesia; PM Lee offers assistance

SIANGPOREA - In the wake of deadly explosions that rocked three churches in Indonesia yesterday, Singapore has issued a strong condemnation of the “heinous attacks” that have so far taken 11 lives and injured 40 others, including police officers. The blasts in Surabaya, East Java, hit Santa Maria Church in Ngagel Madya, Gereja Katolik Indonesia on Jalan Diponegoro, and Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (GPPS) Church on Jalan Arjuno Surabaya. The explosions occurred within minutes of each other at around 7:30am local time. “The heinous attacks resulted in the loss of innocent lives and caused injuries to many,” wrote Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement. “Singapore expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a quick recovery.” According to MFA, there are no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured by the blasts. Citizens currently in Surabaya are advised to heed the instructions of local authorities, closely monitor the local news, and register themselves with the MFA. Condolences Indonesian bomb squad examines the site following a suicide bomb outside a church in Surabaya on May 13, 2018. Photo: Juni Kriswanto / AFP Both President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have since sent their condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the ghastly attack. “Singapore strongly condemns such wanton attacks, which have led to the tragic loss of innocent lives and caused injuries to both civilians and the police,” President Halimah wrote, sending commiserations on behalf of Singaporeans. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Indonesia during this time of grief.” On his end, PM Lee offered condolences on behalf of the government and assured the president that Singapore stands ready to work with Indonesia to bring the responsible to justice. “Singapore strongly condemns such senseless and callous acts of violence against civilians at places of worship,” PM Lee noted. “I am confident that the Indonesian Government will be able to deal with the situation decisively.”

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- Thin atmosphere The undertaking began in August 2013 as a technology development project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In order to fly in Mars’ thin atmosphere, the space helicop-

ter has to be super light, yet as powerful as possible. “The altitude record for a helicopter flying here on Earth is about 40,000 feet (12,100 meters),” said Mimi Aung, Mars Helicopter project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “The atmosphere of Mars is only one percent that of Earth, so when our helicopter is on the Martian surface, it’s already at the Earth equivalent of 100,000 feet up (30,500 meters),” she added. Engineers built the copter’s twin, counter-rotating blades to “bite into the thin Martian atmosphere at almost 3,000 rpm -- about 10 times the rate of a helicopter on Earth,” said a NASA statement. The helicopter is equipped with “solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights.” Controllers on Earth will command the Mars Helicopter, which was designed to receive and interpret commands from the ground. Plans are being laid for a 30day flight test, with five flights going incrementally further each time, up to a few hundred yards (meters). Its first flight calls for a brief vertical climb of 10 feet (three meters), followed by hovering for a half minute. (afp)

NUSA Penida Islands in Klungkung district has been determined as one of the outermost islands in Indonesia. To reach it, people must go by sea. Nevertheless, there are a number of health workers from Bali mainland that are working there. Moreover, she is a married woman. How is her story like?

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A robot controls a vegan food container inside a machine at Just in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2018.

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A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.That might sound like an Orwellian nightmare to some but in Sweden it is a welcome reality for a growing number who favours convenience over concerns of potential personal data violations.

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The helicopter is equipped with “solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights.”

The small implants were first used in 2015 in Sweden -- initially confidentially -- and several other countries. Swedes have gone on to be very active in microchipping, with scant debate about issues surrounding its use, in a country keen on new technology and where the sharing of personal information is held up as a sign of a transparent society. Twenty-eight year-old Ulrika Celsing is one of 3,000 Swedes to have injected a microchip into her hand to try out a new way of life. To enter her workplace, the media agency Mindshare, she simply waves her hand on a small box and types in a code before the doors open. “It was fun to try something

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NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

TAMPA - The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. Known simply as “The Mars Helicopter,” the device weighs less than four pounds (1.8 kilograms), and its main body section, or fuselage, is about the size of a softball. It will be attached to the belly pan of the Mars 2020 rover, a wheeled robot that aims to determine the habitability of the Martian environment, search for signs of ancient life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers. Mars 2020 is planned for launch in July 2020 with an arrival on the surface of Mars expected in February 2021. “NASA has a proud history of firsts,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement. “The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling.” No nation has ever flown an helicopter on Mars before.

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new and to see what one could use it for to make life easier in the future,” she told AFP. In the past year, the chip has turned into a kind of electronic handbag and has even replaced her gym card, she said. If she wanted to, she could also use it to book train tickets. Sweden’s SJ national railway company has won over some 130 users to its microchip reservation service in a year. Conductors scan passengers’ hands after they book tickets online and register them on their chip. - Information sharing Sweden has a track record on the sharing of personal information, which may have helped ease the microchip’s acceptance

among the Nordic country’s 10 million-strong population. Citizens have long accepted the sharing of their personal details, registered by the social security system, with other administrative bodies, while people can find out each others’ salaries through a quick phone call to the tax authority. The implants use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, also used in credit cards, and are “passive”, which means they hold data that can be read by other devices but cannot read information themselves. Although still small, they have the capacity to hold train tickets, entry pass codes as well as access certain vending machines and printers, promoters say. (afp)

Not all jobs can be taken over by robot

TECHNOLOGY develops quite rapidly. This development cannot be denied or even stopped. It includes the use of robot as occurred in several countries including Asia. However, not all aspects of health can be taken over by technology let alone replaced by robot. Medical expert from Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Wimpie Pangkahila, said that not all practical things can be replaced. “The things requiring scientific logic cannot be replaced. “Certain jobs may be replaceable, such as putting blood samples into a tube, inserting blood into a laboratory device but still under surveillance,” he said. According to him, outside the health field may be very revolutionary. Meanwhile, the job of treating patients, according to him, cannot be replaced by robot. “However, taking medication, blood sample or blood to laboratory, may be replaced by robots. However, the treatment requiring interpersonal relationships or having psychological effect, remains to need medical officers,” he said. In some countries, the use of robot labor has started. For instance, cashier has already employed such a machine. According to him, if wishing to become a developed country, the use of robotic technology is a positive thing. Developed countries have showed that they are not dependent on humans. “So, there is no demonstration or strike,” he joked. Therefore, all fields must be ready to move toward such direction because it will happen. Similar opinion was also expressed by Chairman of the Indonesia Hospital Association (Persi) of Bali Chapter, I Gede Wiryana Patra Jaya, So far, he has not seen the use of non-human labor in Indonesia but in Singapore some operations are undertaken by robots under human control. “The doctor still programs before the surgery. Probably, the location of the operation is narrow to be done manually by human hands. This robotic labor can help as the doctor’s physical ability decreases,” he said. He said the development of science and technology cannot be avoided. However in the field of medicine, a human touch is still needed for the treatment or treating patients. “But the job coming into contact with patients still has to be carried out by human. In this case, human being cannot be replaced by the use of robots because it still needs a touch of emotion. In addition, not all patients can understand about the explanation on the results of laboratory test. Thus, it then needs the explanation from a doctor or other medical personnel,” he explained. Nevertheless, medical support remains to require technology such as laboratory, drug redemption, et cetera. “For example, the production of goods may be handled by robots,” he added. (kmb42)

The Blue Paradise Island increasingly grows. Many areas are getting attention from the government, especially district government. One of them is health field becoming the basic needs for society. Facilities in the form of public health center have also been built. One of them is the Nusa Penida I public health center. Located in the center of the subdistrict center, it is adjacent to the densely populated area. Public health center is often visited by residents. It provides medicine and health consultation. When traced further, the health personnel are also very nimble. They are not entirely from Nusa Penida but also from other areas. Surprisingly, not all of them live in the mess. Some have to go back and forth every day from Bali mainland. She is Ni Wayan Ekayanti. This married nutritionist from Nongan, Karangasem, married to Abiansemal, Badung. When confirmed recently, she did not hesitate to share her story. Her duty at the public health center was started in 2010 shortly after passing the selection of prospective civil servant (CPNS). In 2013, she married to a policeman. She had to be left behind for two years as her husband was in charge outside Bali until 2016. At that time, she was still used to living in the mess. She returned home once a week with speed boat transportation to meet her mother-in-laws and other family members. In 2017,

there were different stories. She was blessed with twins. Since then, the way she works is different. She departs from Abiansemal in the morning to Nusa Penida and returns home in the afternoon. “I should wake up early and take care of our children first. Sometimes at half past six in the morning I have to go to Klungkung Harbor from Abiansemal, and go back in the afternoon,” she said. She did not deny if pursuing the activities are hard. Her physical condition is quickly tired because of traveling quite far. Her concentration is also divided for the family. However, she remains grateful. God still blesses her good health. If getting sick, it remains relatively light, like getting a cold. “Surely, it is hard as I have to leave our children. Mother’s instinct is like that,” said the woman born in 1986. When there is activity, she must also leave her babies up to two days. They are raised by their grandmother and father. Her longing is relieved through communication via telephone. Not infrequently, cries also came over. “If taken to Nusa Penida, no one will take care of them, so they are then entrusted to their grandmother at home village. One of them must be sacrificed,” she said. She indeed has great desire to move to Badung district. However, there is no substitute yet. In contrast to her colleagues, they have been serving near home. “In order to be able to move, I am just waiting for a replacement. Hopefully, it can be realized this year,” she explained. Although faced with such situation, she strives to work optimally. This year she is also appointed by district government to represent to provincial level for the selection of exemplary health personnel with some colleagues. “Well, I must still undergo this,” she said. (kmb45)

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Karangasem Police in first alert

EU data laws set to bite after Facebook scandal

Following riots at mobile brigade command headquarters

AMLAPURA - Bomb attacks in Surabaya also get a serious concern from security forces in the suburban areas such as Karangasem. In addition to increasing the attention to religious activities of the people, Karangasem Police maximize supervision at the inter-island entrance. One of them is by strengthening the security and checking at the entrance of Padangbai Harbor. The security of Sunday mass involved all units including Quick Response Unit and non-commissioned rural police. Security is applied to the five churches in Amlapura town openly or closed manner. “This security effort is regularly held so the worship activities can run smoothly and safely,” said Gede Gunarta, an officer of non-commissioned rural police at Subagan village on the sidelines of mass security in Faith Development Post Church, Subagan, Sunday (May 13). Gunarta said the security of the region has been improved since the riots at the Command Headquarters of Mobile Brigade a few days ago. Following the unrest, the activities of Karangasem police officers are in first alert position. There is always an allocation of security directed by the district police chief in every morning assembly. “The incident in Surabaya is very surprising. When it happened, I’ve been here (in guarding duty at Faith Development Post Church—Ed),” he said. After the Surabaya bombing, Chief of Karangasem Police, IGN Ade Panji Anom, immediately came down to review the implementation of security accompanied by his members along with his Deputy Chief Supriadi Ramhan. He visited several churches in Amlapura town and interacted with the congregation after performing prayers. Police chief said that until now the Karangasem region remains conducive as well as

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This handout photograph taken and released on May 14, 2018 by Malaysia’s Department of Information shows from (L to R) Brunei Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah, newly installed Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Mahathir’s wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali posing for picture during a visit to the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.

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In addition to increasing the attention to religious activities of the people, Karangasem Police maximize supervision at the inter-island entrance. the activities and the mass of the Christian community still run smoothly. Long before the bombing incident in Surabaya, according to him, Karangasem Police already took measures to maintain the public security and order. Padangbai Harbor posing the entrance of Bali also gets a priority in addition to the attention to the activities of the disciples.

Considering there is an increasing escalation, this alumnus of Police Academy of 1999 Batch said that his institution re-establishes the more intense communication and increases security in churches. “We intensify the security at Padangbai Harbor by adding to the number of personnel. So far, the situation is still conducive,” he explained.

The increased security at Padangbai Harbor involves all units. Chief of Karangasem Police Alert Unit, Made Sudartawan, stated the addition of personnel at the Bali-Lombok crossing is meant to narrow the space for the parties wishing to make the situation worse. “We are backing up the duties of the Padangbai Harbor Police by inspecting vehicles, passengers and luggage,” he said. (kmb)

Bali tourism will surely get affected

Prof. Wayan Ramantha

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DENPASAR - Bali’s economy has just recovered. After the eruption of Mount Agung, it is resumed with the eruption of Mount Merapi, riots at Command Headquarter of Mobile Brigade and the last ones are bombing in several churches in East Java. All occurrences happened within a short span of time. Series of the incidents is feared to have an impact on the economy of Bali. Tourism will return to undergo lethargic condition because Bali as a tourist destination is very vulnerable to security issues. “It must have an impact because security is an absolute requirement

for tourism,” said Prof. Wayan Ramantha, an economic observer from Udayana University, on Sunday (May 13). The threat in other regions of Indonesia will certainly make foreign tourists divert their holiday destination to other countries. At this time, many countries have developed tourism into a commodity to increase their foreign exchange earnings. So, it becomes a threat to Bali tourism with the presence of this security issue. In addition, the Bali’s economy largely supported by tourism will also be affected by regional leader election and presidential election

conditions as the year 2018 is the election of regional leader of three regions in Bali and presidential election in 2019. Consequently, the entrepreneurs chiefly the investors in real sector will wait and see. Many negative and positive moments happened make Bali’s economy grow no more than six percent as predicted by Prof. Ramantha. Although in 2018 there will be annual meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Bali, according to him, it still makes the Bali’s economy grow. However, it is not as high as in previous years. (kmb42)

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Malaysia’s Mahathir gets down to work after historic poll win

BRUSSELS - New European Union data protection laws take effect on May 25 to protect users’ online information, in what Brussels touts as a global benchmark after the Facebook scandal. The laws will cover large tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook that use personal data as an advertising goldmine, as well as firms like banks and also public bodies. One major change is that consumers must explicitly grant permission for their data to be used, while they can also specifically ask for their personal information to be deleted. Firms face huge fines of up to 20 million euros ($24 million) or four percent of annual global turnover for failing to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “It’s your data -- take control,” the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, urges the bloc’s 500 million citizens in guidelines for the new rules. The case for the new rules has been boosted by the recent scandal over the harvesting of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica, a US-British political research firm, for the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told US lawmakers last month the firm plans to fall into line with the EU rules as it seeks to rebuild its reputation after the breach, which affected 87 million users.

- ‘Living in a jungle’ The scandal has proved a godsend for the EU. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told AFP in an interview that the incident fueled “a campaign” for the new European law in a way that she could never have done. She said the EU was setting a global benchmark for data protection as many Americans who once criticised Europe as too set on regulation now see the need for the GDPR. The Facebook scandal showed “that we really are living in the kind of jungle where we are losing ourselves,” the Czech commissioner added. But not everything has run smoothly. At least eight of the 28 EU countries will not have updated their laws by May 25. The lack of preparedness comes despite the fact that the new laws were officially adopted two years ago, with a grace period until now to adapt to the rules. This “will create some legal uncertainty,” Jourova said, blaming countries for neglect rather than resistance to the law. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter have all started in the last few weeks to alter their terms of use, but the situation appears more complicated for small- and medium-sized firms. (afp)

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, officially got down to work Monday after his shock election win last week that broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of a corruption-riddled regime. The elderly leader, who is starting his second stint as premier after having previously been in office for two decades, arrived at the office of a foundation he runs in the administrative capital Putrajaya. He arrived in a black car, which was part of a convoy that included police vehicles, and briefly rolled down the window to wave at waiting reporters. He was due to hold meetings with senior civil servants. The stock market opened for the first time since Wednesday’s polls but did not slide as heavily as had been anticipated after Mahathir sought in a speech Sunday to calm investors. It initially lost 2.7 percent but quickly won back ground and was down just 0.2 percent

about an hour after opening. Local currency the ringgit slipped as much as 0.9 percent against the US dollar. Ooi Chin Hock, a dealer with SJ Securities, told AFP he believed the “government is supporting the stock market to make sure there is not too much volatility”. Mahathir stormed to an unlikely election victory at the head of an opposition alliance against the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and their corruption-mired leader Najib Razak, toppling the regime that had led Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957. Mahathir -- who was himself accused of ruling with an iron fist in his first stint as premier -- is now

the world’s oldest elected leader. In an extraordinary volte-face, he threw in his lot with parties that he crushed while in power as they sought to oust Najib, who has been accused of involvement in plundering billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. Najib and the fund deny any wrongdoing. At the weekend, Mahathir slapped Najib and his unpopular wife Rosmah Mansor with a travel ban as speculation mounted they were about to flee the country. Najib had said he was planning a “short break” overseas but angry Malaysians descended on an airport from where he was expected to depart in a bid to stop the couple leaving. (afp)

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In this file illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen. The EU’s new data protection rules that enter into force later this month are having an impact around the world as firms, including in the United States and China, move to comply.


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Bali News

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The City of Denpasar’s Council of the Arts is preparing a presentation of “Topeng Panca” for the Mask Parade that will be part the prestigious Bali Arts Festival (PKB) that is in its 38th year. They showed themselves ready during a performance presented to the Province of Bali’s steering committee at Bali Banjar Kehen, in Kesimen Petilan Village, Denpasar last week. Denpasar Topeng Panca’ (five masks) group, Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna was given the go ahead to perform in the Bali Arts Festival.

Head of Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna, Putu Adi Sujana explained that the theme of this performance was “Pagubangan Warak” or “The blood Spilling”. He also explained that the group only had a limited amount of time to rehearse because of the short notice that they were given by the Municipal Government and also because of the difficulty in scheduling rehearsals with members of the group who live far away. “This is the risk one takes when working with people with experience, on the other hand there is no need to worry about the quality of the work. After this performance we will evaluate the situation based

Tesla has set up a company in Shanghai focusing on technology development in China, a crucial market for the US firm as the country plans to scrap ownership limits for foreign automakers. The US firm’s Hong Kong subsidiary established Tesla (Shanghai) Limited on May 10 with a registration capital of 100 million yuan ($15.8 million), filings on the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System showed on Monday.

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A Tesla on display at the MARCUS meatpacking grand opening Event at Marcus Meat Packing on May 10, 2018 in New York City.

HSBC, ING banks announce blockchain first

Banking giants HSBC and ING on Monday said they had carried out a landmark blockchain transaction aimed at speeding up payment processes and making them more secure. The transaction, using the cuttingedge blockchain technology driving virtual currencies like bitcoin, involved a bulk shipment of soybeans from Argentina on behalf of US agriculture group Cargill, the pair said in a statement. “HSBC and ING Bank have successfully executed a... finance transaction for international food and agriculture conglomerate Cargill using R3’s Corda scalable blockchain platform,” the statement said. “The transaction demonstrates that blockchain as a solution to trade digitisation, is commercially and operationally viable. “Conventional exchanges for paper-based documentation related to letters of credit usually take between 5-10 days. This exchange was done in 24 hours,” it added. Going forward, blockchain is seen as being

able to support also trading of other assets. London-headquartered HSBC and Dutch lender ING meanwhile described the novel letter of credit transaction as “an end-to-end trade between a buyer and a seller and their respective banking partners, completed on a single shared application rather than multiple systems”. While banks are seen as reducing costs by using the latest blockchain technology, consumers may also benefit from quicker and cheaper services. HSBC’s head of growth and innovation, Vivek Ramachandran, noted that thanks to the development, “trade finance transactions have been made simpler, faster, more transparent and more secure”. David E. Rutter, CEO of blockchain technology group R3, explained that the platform “Corda enables the development of applications... that bring all parties together on a single, shared infrastructure while ensuring the highest levels of privacy and security”. (afp)

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Tesla sets up Shanghai firm as it expands China presence

Its business range includes technology development, import and export of electric cars and components, it said, adding Tesla Motors HK Limited is the sole shareholder of the Shanghai company with an operation period of 30 years. Production of electric cars is not included in the business scope though. Tesla already exports cars to China, one of the California firm’s top markets. Tesla has long eyed manufacturing its cars in China, the world’s biggest electric market. Its CEO Elon Musk said earlier this month that the company will announce a China location for a new “Gigafactory” that will produce batteries as well as vehicles. The announcement of the Shanghai firm came after China in April announced that it would to open up its manufacturing sector, including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers. China currently restricts foreign auto firms to a maximum 50 percent ownership of joint ventures with local companies. But the policy changes will end shareholding limits for new energy vehicle firms as soon as this year, followed by commercial vehicles in 2020 and passenger cars in 2022. The automaker reported a less-than-expected net loss of $784.6 million on revenue of $3.4 billion in the first three months of this year. (afp)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nasi Campur a la Casa Luna Restaurant

Favored by Guests from 25 Years Ago Nasi Campur or mixed rice is one of the favorites offered by Casa Luna Restaurant in Ubud. Mixed rice of Casa Luna Restaurant is definitely different. The taste and way of presentation is typical, delicious and really traditional. All the menus are processed by emphasizing authentic flavors and using fresh ingredients. Similarly, the preparation is done naturally, such as using pure coconut milk and native spices to this archipelago. This mixed rice utilizes natural ingredients. The preparation is carried out manually as our local ancestors did. For example, the spices are ground by hand on mortar and pestle and the coconut milk is very fresh (from freshly split coconut) and does not use flavoring, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and modern preservatives. All the uniqueness distinguishes it from the others, so that mixed rice at Casa Luna Restaurant becomes the most favorite menu within the past 25 years. Casa Luna Restaurant managed by Dewi DeNeefe Suardana really features typical Balinese taste. On that account, the menus are very simple, but offer a distinctive flavor. One serving of mixed rice is served with chickpea vegetable in coconut milk, corn fritters, twisted satay, chicken curry, steamed red beans in banana leaf, pickles and

raw condiment. “We are still focused on the authentic taste,” said Dewi DeNeefe. This mixed rice is combined with other foods whose preparation is different such as being steamed, fried, boiled, grilled and freshly made manually, such as pickles and chili sauce. Afterward, the rice is served neatly and beautifully in the form of cone. Rice is put right in the middle, surrounded by other menus. “Some ingredients are also taken from our garden,” she said proudly. A portion of mixed rice a la Casa Luna Restaurant is very popular among local people, domestic and foreign tourists. The mixed rice is usually ordered from lunch to dinner hours. Each portion is sold for IDR 60,000. “In addition to Casa Luna Restaurant, the same mixed rice is also served at Indus Restaurant. The menu must be available,” said Dewi DeNeefe. This creative woman added that in terms of taste the mixed rice is appropriate for everyone’s appetite, both for local people and tourists. This happens because it has a very accurate mixture, not too bland or not too spicy. “This mixed rice is commonplace. However, we intentionally feature it to introduce the traditional menu to international community. Therefore, we prepare it based on our secret recipes,” he concluded. (kmb)

on the directions given by the Provincial committee”, he said. Topeng Panca of Denpasar City_2 The group is made all the more interesting because Made Jimat is one of the organisers. Jimat is widely admired by the public for having played a pivotal role in the development of the Topeng Keras and Torpeng Arsa Wijaya masked dances. Also, Mayor of Denpasar representative IGN Jayanegara along with City of Denpasar’s Departement of Culture representative Dra. Ni Nyoman Sujati, MM are also giving their full spport to Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna. (kmb)

Pura Luhur Besi Kalung

Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, located in Utu Customary Village, Penebel Tabanan has the distinct feature of being home to a Linga Yoni with a chainlike necklace that gongs when struck. It is therefore assumed that the chain necklace is made of steel from which the name “Besi” (steel) comes from. It is believed that if the Linga Yoni slants to one side it foretells a national disaster. Head of Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, accompanied by public relations officer Made Subagia said on Monday that the Linga Yoni in fact slanted in 2013 just before earthquakes and volcanic eruptions shook the island of Java. The Lina Yoni had been slanting for a month before the natural disasters and came back to its straightened position on its own. “It slanted in 1932, 1945, 1965 and again in 1998 just

before the national reformation”, he said. The Linga Yoni stands in the innermost sanctum of the temple at the main shrine (Linggih Ageng) .There is a stepped stone structure leading up to the Lingga Yoni and at its base there is special ‘tabernacle’ where officiating priests sit. This area cannot be approached by just anyone and even those who do so, do not dare touch the Lingga Yoni. The only person who steps on the stone step structure is Tabanan Palace’s Ida Tjokorda Tabanan, the head priest of Pura Luhur Besi Kalung and the head priest of Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple with permission from Ageng Luhur Besi Kalung, Someone once accidently sat on the ‘tabernacle’ and as Subagia describes, the person was immediately possessed and died two weeks later.

It is also forbidden to prune the tree that grows next to the Lingga Yonia as it is believed that it is Ida Batara’s hair. Pruning only takes place after a special ceremony held on the Sunday after Saraswati day and the cuttings are buried in Bambang Temple. Also the trees that grow near the temple must not be cut down so as to give the impression of the temple being surrounded by forest. Even rotting trees are not uprooted. “They are left to rot and are then replanted”, said Subagia. Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, anniversary (piodalan) is celebrated every Pagerwesi day. Pura Luhur Besi Kalung holds the status of “Sad Kahyangan” and is part of the ranks of Kemiri Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. It is also known as a place to request safety and prosperity. (kmb)


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How once-mighty Venezuelan economy collapsed

CARACAS - How did Venezuela, once Latin America’s richest country, sink into ruin? As the country faces a presidential election Sunday, here are four key elements in the unravelling of its economy. - Oil boom brings dollarsThe country with the largest oil reserves on the planet enjoyed more than a decade of abundance between 2004 and 2015, pulling in some $750 billion while the price of crude soared. Heavily dependent on oil, which accounts for 96 percent of its foreign earnings, late president Hugo Chavez took advantage of the oil boom to borrow heavily. Venezuela issued some $62 billion in sovereign bonds from the state oil company PDVSA, according to the consultants Ecoanalitica, and borrowed also from China and Russia. External debt increased fivefold to $150 billion. Foreign reserves were 42.3 billion in 2008, now reduced to a quarter of that. Government spending soared, so much that in 2012 the budget deficit rose to 15.6 percent of GDP, while oil was selling at a record $103.42 a barrel. That deficit “was the equivalent of Greece at its worst,” said Oxford University economist Orlando Ochoa. And the situation has not improved, with the deficit oscillating between 15 and 20 percent of GDP since 2013, according to Humberto Garcia, president of the National Academy of Economics. The government says it spent $718 billion on social programs between 1999 and 2014. - Iron rule and corruption The socialist leadership imposed an iron fist on the economy, nationalizing entire sectors such as cement and steel, while expropriating hundreds of companies. It brought in strict exchange controls in 2003, which allowed it to monopolize the dollar exchange and artificially overvalue the local currency, the bolivar. It also imposed price controls, which undermined industrial production. “This promped the private sector to replace production with cheap imports,” said Ochoa. Today, production covers only 20 percent of consumption, compared to 70 percent in 2008, according to Fedeagro. One of the perverse effects of this state control was corruption. Some firms resorted to inventing phantom imports, overcharging for contracts or diverting dollars to the black market, where the greenback is worth 12 times more than the official rate. Jorge Giordani, Chavez’s economic guru, estimates that $300 billion has been lost to corruption over the past decade. (afp)

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Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

GAZA CITY - Clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem, AFP journalists reported. Gaza’s health ministry said 12 Palestinians were wounded. Several thousand had gathered near the border, while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians were approaching the fence and seeking to damage it, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side. Larger crowds were expected to gather later in the day to protest the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. The embassy inauguration was due to occur at 4:00 pm (1300 GMT). Fifty-four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes began along the Gaza border on March 30. The protests are calling for Palestinian refugees who fled or were expelled during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation to be allowed to return to their homes

now inside Israel. No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire. Israel says it only opens fire when necessary to stop infiltrations, attacks and damage to the border fence, while accusing Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence Bilal Fasayfes, 31, was getting on a free bus to the border with his wife and two children in the southern Gazan city of Khan Yunis. “If half the people die we won’t care,” he said. “We will keep going so the other half can live with dignity.” Also in Khan Yunis, groups of masked young men, some carrying wooden bats, walked between shops forcing them to close to respect a general strike. Muataz al-Najjar, 18, who was

wounded four times in the last seven weeks, once from a bullet and the others from gas cannisters, said he hoped to break through the fence. “We will return and the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv will be prevented.” At Shifa Hospital, where doctors say they are running low on crucial supplies and being forced to discharge patients early to make space for the next wave, a large tent was established outside in front of the emergency room. At mosques in the cities, large speakers were set up that are expected to broadcast messages encouraging people to go to the border. Faris Abu Hajaras, 50, said his family was from Jaffa, now within Israel, but he had never been there. He is a builder but said Israel’s blockade of the strip meant there was no work. (afp)

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Jamaah Ansharut Daulah: network behind Indonesia suicide bombings

A wave of deadly suicide bombings that have rocked Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya are linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group (IS).Here are some questions and answers about JAD: What is JAD? Formed in 2015, JAD gained notoriety in January 2016 for a gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta that left four attackers and four civilians dead. It is made up of almost two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to the US State Department, which last year designated it as an extremist network. The group’s spiritual leader is Aman Abdurrahman, a jailed Indonesian radical who authorised the Jakarta attack and

is considered the de facto leader of all IS supporters in Indonesia.

What attacks have they carried out? Apart from the 2016 Jakarta attack -- the first claimed by IS in Southeast Asia -- JAD carried out suicide attacks the following year which killed three policemen and injured a dozen others at a busy bus station in Jakarta. IS said it was also responsible for ordering that attack. JAD has been linked to a series of other plots in Indonesia, including a firebomb attack on a church that killed a toddler and a plan to launch a Christmas-time suicide bombing. This was foiled when the militants planning the attack were killed. How was JAD involved in the Surabaya attacks? Indonesia is reeling from a series of deadly blasts that have rocked the city of Surabaya and

the surrounding region in the past two days, killing 25 people including bombers and injuring scores more. The explosions which targeted churches, a police headquarters and a low-cost apartment complex were the deadliest in years. The six church bombers -- a mother and father, their two daughters, aged nine and 12, and two teenage sons -- have been linked by police to JAD. In addition to themselves, 12 people died. The father of the church suicide bombers was a local leader in the network, police have said. Another family of five including a child, which carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters on Monday, were also part of the group. Four of the bombers died. Police say a third family, three of whom were killed in the apartment explosion outside the city, were also JAD members. That explosion may have been a

premature detonation of a bomb.

What is the connection to IS? IS has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Indonesia, most of which have been carried out by JAD. Although considered Indonesia’s largest pro-IS coalition, JAD’s structure and links to the international terror network are murky. The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict has said JAD is “in fact a generic term used for any supporter of ISIS” and functions more as an umbrella organisation than a coherent group. Abdurrahman, however, has recruited militants to join IS, is thought to have been in communication with leaders of the jihadist group, and is the main translator for IS propaganda in Indonesia, according to analysts and authorities. What groups have been behind previous attacks?

For years, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was synonymous with terrorism in Indonesia. The group was responsible for the country’s worst-ever attack, the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. In subsequent years the group carried out a string of deadly attacks, including a 2003 car bombing at the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta that killed a dozen and a suicide car bomb the following year outside the Australian embassy that killed 10. Attacks in 2005 at tourist spots in Bali killed 20. A splinter group, led by Malaysian Noordin Top, was responsible for blasts in 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta, which killed nine and injured more than 40. Another JI splinter group Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid -founded by elderly cleric Abu Bakar Bashir -- was blamed for a 2011 suicide bombing of a Christian church in central Java, wounding dozens.(afp)

Indonesia’s ‘terror families’... From page 1

They had been dropped off by Oepriyanto who then drove a bomb-laden car into the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church. Indonesian authorities have named Oepriyanto as the local cell leader of extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has pledged allegiance to IS. His sons rode a motorcycle into Santa Maria church where they detonated explosives they were carrying, dying instantly. Children taking part in attacks may be impossible for most to comprehend, but

they likely did not understand their imminent fate, an analyst said. “It might be a situation where the family still believes in traditional roles, and the traditional father ’s role is that (he) has the power so everyone has to o b e y, ” s a i d A d e B a n a n i , a social psychology researcher at the University of Indonesia’s research centre of police science and terrorism studies. “The children probably don’t know what’s going on or don’t understand.”(afp)

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Palestinian demonstrators burn tyres near the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, as Palestinians readied for protests over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem on May 14, 0218.

This handout photo from the Surabaya local government (Pemerintah Kota Surabaya) taken on May 13, 2018 and received by AFP on May 14, 2018 shows firefighters trying to extinghuish a fire after a blast outside the Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church) in Surabaya. A series of blasts, including at least one suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia on May 13, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest attack for years in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.


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Federer replaces Nadal as number one, Djokovic on the slide

PARIS - Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday.

Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since October 2006. Madrid winner Alexander Zverev remains in third, but the man he beat in Sunday’s final, Dominic Thiem, dropped a place to eighth despite knocking out Nadal on his way to facing Zverev. Thiem saw off Kevin Anderson in the semi-finals and it is the South African who inherits his seventh spot, the 31-yearold’s highest ever ranking. The highest mover in the men’s charts is Madrid semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov with the Russian teenager jumping 14 rungs to a best ever 29th. (afp)

Ghost Palace Hotel

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NEW YORK - LeBron James says he’s not worried after the Cleveland Cavaliers were routed 108-83 Sunday by the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference final. But the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, trying to reach his eighth consecutive NBA Finals, admits the Cavaliers need to make some changes before the best-ofseven playoff series resumes Tuesday in Boston. “I have zero level of concern at this stage,” James said. “You get better throughout the series. I’ve been down 0-1. I’ve been down 0-2. I’ve been down before. We have another opportunity to be better Tuesday. “Game one has always been a feel-out game for me. I got a sense of how they are going to play me and I can make some changes going into game two. We’ll see ways we can be better and get our offense into a better rhythm.” Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Al Horford added 20 points for the Celtics, who seized a 36-18 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, inflicting the second-worst game one playoff loss James has ever suffered. “We were great,” Horford said. “We came out with a lot of energy. We fed off the crowd and we kept it going throughout the game. We’re just out here playing hard

and doing the best we can.” Marcus Morris had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Boston and led a swarming defensive effort that shut down Cavs playmaker James, who averaged 34 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in prior playoff games. “We just have to make it hard for him,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Our guys played with good aggression.” James finished with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds and nine assists. He blocked two shots but also made seven turnovers as the Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts and came no closer than 14 points in the second half. “They had a great game plan in game one,” James said. “They did a great job of communicating the whole game. We have a lot of film to look at how they were making us uncomfortable. I was out of my rhythm the whole game.” - Containing LeBron Morris boasted he was the best defender to guard James and led the hustling work that contained the 33-year-old Cleveland superstar, who has more career playoff appearances than the entire Celtics roster combined. “It was a team effort,” Morris said. “Everybody played their part in guarding him. We did a great job of that.” The Celtics forced James to work harder

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Toronto Raptors During Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. defensively as well. “They showed two bodies (against James) all night,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “When he thought he had driving lanes, they made him kick it out to other

shooters. “We didn’t play well. We know we have to play better. They attacked us early on. We had some great shots we couldn’t make and it snowballed from there.” (afp)


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Pochettino urges Spurs superiors to take risks in transfer market

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino called on the club’s chairman Daniel Levy to match his ambitions by being “brave” in the transfer market ahead of moving to a new 62,000 capacity stadium. Spurs sealed Champions League football for a third straight season by finishing third in the Premier League despite having reportedly just the sixth highest wage bill behind Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Tottenham have also spent only a fraction of the hundreds of millions outlaid in the transfer market by the two Manchester clubs to take the top two spots in the league. Instead, Pochettino has worked wonders by developing and improving an extremely talented young squad. However, patience may be wearing thin for some players not earning as much they could elsewhere after it was revealed last month that chairman Daniel Levy saw his own pay last season rise £3.16 million ($4.3 million) to just over £6 million a year. “I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas,” said Pochettino. “You need to be brave. In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being brave is the most important, and to take risks. “I think it’s a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again.” However, Pochettino’s wishes could be hampered by spiralling costs for the new stadium, reportedly set to hit £1 billion. Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger even suggested last week that prized assets like Harry Kane might need to be sold to balance the books in the wake of the stadium move. Wenger was forced to battle to keep Arsenal competitive despite the financial handicap of paying back bank loans and selling a number of his top players following Arsenal’s move from Highbury to the Emirates in 2006. The Frenchman said keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for the following nine years was his “best job” as a manager.(afp)

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Barcelona’s unbeaten season ended by five-star Levante cibles. After drawing at home to Real Madrid last weekend, despite playing the second half with 10 men, and thrashing Villarreal, Barcelona sat just two games away from the historical feat. It was 1932 when the last side, Real Madrid, went unbeaten in the topflight but even that was across only 18 matches, in a 10-team division. This was Barcelona’s first league loss since slipping up against Malaga on April 8 last year and while it has minimal impact on the table, Valverde will have questions to answer, not least with regards to leaving out Messi. “We are angry not to have come through this game and not to have the opportunity to finish unbeaten,” Valverde said. “But in a season some matches go your way and some don’t. I think this result was harsh in all respects but at other times this season, like in Seville, we could also have lost.” This defensive collapse was reminiscent of their Champions League meltdown against Roma, which has soured an otherwise suc-

cessful campaign. The unbeaten record was supposed to help atone for the European failure. “Obviously we wanted to finish the league undefeated,” Sergio Busquets told beIN Sport. “But this does not take away everything we have done otherwise this season - everything we have achieved in league, the run we managed across two seasons - but, it is a shame.” For Levante, this is their eighth win in 10 matches under new coach Paco Lopez, who took charge with the club in danger of relegation but has overseen a remarkable transformation. They move up to 15th. Paco’s players exploded out of the blocks and pulled ahead in the ninth minute when Boateng nipped in at the near post after Jose Luis Morales’ weaving run down the left. Bardhi hit the woodwork with a lifted finish over Marc-Andre ter Stegen but Barca failed to heed the warnings and Boateng made it two after half an hour, latching on to Sasa Lukic’s threaded ball through. Coutinho pulled one back with a rasping shot before half-time but three Levante goals in 10 minutes after the interval sent the home fans into delirium. (afp)

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures to supporters during a celebratory lap after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 13, 2018. Tottenham won the game 5-4.

Mancini to sign Italy contract Tuesday - report

Philippe Coutinho hit a hat-trick but could not save Barcelona’s unbeaten season as the Catalans were left stunned by an extraordinary 5-4 defeat to Levante on Sunday. Ernesto Valverde rested Lionel Messi for his team’s penultimate match of the campaign but it was a defensive horror-show that allowed Emmanuel Boateng to score three times and Enis Bardhi twice at the City of Valencia Stadium. The La Liga and Copa del Rey champions trailed 5-1 after an hour and still came within a whisker of a sensational comeback as Coutinho’s second and third goals, and a Luis Suarez penalty, set up a grandstand finish. But Levante held on for a thrilling v i c t o r y, which ends their opponents’ hopes of becoming the first ever club to finish a 38game La Liga season as invin-

Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) vies with Levante’s Spanish forward Roger Marti during the Spanish league football match between Levante and Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on May 13, 2018.

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(from L) Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, Brazilian forward Neymar, Brazilian defender Dani Alves, Bordeaux’s Brazilian forward Malcom and Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian MBappe pose after the 27th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players Union) trophy ceremony, on May 13 , 2018 in Paris.

Neymar wins French player of the year prize, rejects transfer talk Neymar was named as France’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday, and later brushed away questions over his future. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar took the prize despite missing the last three months of the season due to injury. The world’s most expensive player scored 19 goals in just 20 league games for PSG before suffering a foot injury in February that required surgery in his native Brazil. He has not played since, and only returned to France from his homeland at the start of this month, fuelling speculation that he could seek to leave the club after just one season. “I am very touched and very happy with our season. It is an honour. Without my teammates, I would never have received this award,” said the 26-year-old, who collected the prize from his illustrious compatriot Ronaldo. Neymar, who joined in PSG’s Ligue 1 title celebrations on Saturday night, refused to discuss his future after collecting his award. “We talk about these things every time the transfer window comes

around. I don’t want to talk about anything at the moment,” he said. “Everyone knows why I came here, what my objectives are. Right now, my objective is the World Cup, not talking about transfers. “I spend my whole life, every transfer window, talking about it. It’s a bit annoying.” Neymar beat two of his PSG teammates to the prize, voted for by his fellow players -- Edinson Cavani, Ligue 1’s leading scorer this season with 28 goals, and Kylian Mbappe were also nominees, along with Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. Neymar was signed from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last August, and helped PSG on their way to a clean sweep of the domestic trophies. However, his injury appeared to cost Unai Emery’s team dear in their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid -- he was unable to play in the second leg, and PSG lost 5-2 on aggregate. - ‘2000 percent sure’ He is hoping to be back to full

fitness in time to lead Brazil at the World Cup in Russia, which starts in a month’s time. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted on Saturday that there was no chance Neymar would be leaving. “I am 2000 percent sure he will stay,” Al-Khelaifi said, rejecting talk of a transfer to Real Madrid. “The Spanish media have been talking since October. I don’t respond to rumours, I don’t have the time. But I am sure he will be a Paris Saint-Germain player.” PSG’s dominance of the French game this season was reflected in the awards. Mbappe was named young player of the year, beating off competition from the Lyon duo of Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele, and Bordeaux’s Brazilian winger Malcom. “I have had a good season. I have changed universe. I had to adapt right away because at clubs like PSG you don’t get given the time,” said the 19-year-old Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco on a loan deal last August. That move is set to become permanent this summer for a fee of up to 180 million euros.(afp)

Roberto Mancini has agreed a deal with the Italian football federation (FIGC) to take over as national coach and will sign his contract on Tuesday, according to reports in Italy. The 53-year-old former Manchester City manager quit as Zenit Saint Petersburg coach on Sunday, saying he now felt free to open talks with Italy. Sky Sports Italia reported on Monday that Mancini has now agreed a two-year deal and will sign a contract in Rome on Tuesday. Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November. Mancini, former Man City and Inter Milan coach, signed

for three years with Zenit last summer and led the club to a fifth-place finish in the Russian league. Italian Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week that Mancini had agreed in principle to become the next manager of the four-time world champions, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff. Mancini led City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio. The Italian team will meet on May 22 to prepare three international friendlies against Saudi Arabia on May 28, France on June 1 and Holland on June 4.(afp)


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pochettino urges Spurs superiors to take risks in transfer market

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino called on the club’s chairman Daniel Levy to match his ambitions by being “brave” in the transfer market ahead of moving to a new 62,000 capacity stadium. Spurs sealed Champions League football for a third straight season by finishing third in the Premier League despite having reportedly just the sixth highest wage bill behind Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Tottenham have also spent only a fraction of the hundreds of millions outlaid in the transfer market by the two Manchester clubs to take the top two spots in the league. Instead, Pochettino has worked wonders by developing and improving an extremely talented young squad. However, patience may be wearing thin for some players not earning as much they could elsewhere after it was revealed last month that chairman Daniel Levy saw his own pay last season rise £3.16 million ($4.3 million) to just over £6 million a year. “I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas,” said Pochettino. “You need to be brave. In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being brave is the most important, and to take risks. “I think it’s a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again.” However, Pochettino’s wishes could be hampered by spiralling costs for the new stadium, reportedly set to hit £1 billion. Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger even suggested last week that prized assets like Harry Kane might need to be sold to balance the books in the wake of the stadium move. Wenger was forced to battle to keep Arsenal competitive despite the financial handicap of paying back bank loans and selling a number of his top players following Arsenal’s move from Highbury to the Emirates in 2006. The Frenchman said keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for the following nine years was his “best job” as a manager.(afp)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Barcelona’s unbeaten season ended by five-star Levante cibles. After drawing at home to Real Madrid last weekend, despite playing the second half with 10 men, and thrashing Villarreal, Barcelona sat just two games away from the historical feat. It was 1932 when the last side, Real Madrid, went unbeaten in the topflight but even that was across only 18 matches, in a 10-team division. This was Barcelona’s first league loss since slipping up against Malaga on April 8 last year and while it has minimal impact on the table, Valverde will have questions to answer, not least with regards to leaving out Messi. “We are angry not to have come through this game and not to have the opportunity to finish unbeaten,” Valverde said. “But in a season some matches go your way and some don’t. I think this result was harsh in all respects but at other times this season, like in Seville, we could also have lost.” This defensive collapse was reminiscent of their Champions League meltdown against Roma, which has soured an otherwise suc-

cessful campaign. The unbeaten record was supposed to help atone for the European failure. “Obviously we wanted to finish the league undefeated,” Sergio Busquets told beIN Sport. “But this does not take away everything we have done otherwise this season - everything we have achieved in league, the run we managed across two seasons - but, it is a shame.” For Levante, this is their eighth win in 10 matches under new coach Paco Lopez, who took charge with the club in danger of relegation but has overseen a remarkable transformation. They move up to 15th. Paco’s players exploded out of the blocks and pulled ahead in the ninth minute when Boateng nipped in at the near post after Jose Luis Morales’ weaving run down the left. Bardhi hit the woodwork with a lifted finish over Marc-Andre ter Stegen but Barca failed to heed the warnings and Boateng made it two after half an hour, latching on to Sasa Lukic’s threaded ball through. Coutinho pulled one back with a rasping shot before half-time but three Levante goals in 10 minutes after the interval sent the home fans into delirium. (afp)

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures to supporters during a celebratory lap after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 13, 2018. Tottenham won the game 5-4.

Mancini to sign Italy contract Tuesday - report

Philippe Coutinho hit a hat-trick but could not save Barcelona’s unbeaten season as the Catalans were left stunned by an extraordinary 5-4 defeat to Levante on Sunday. Ernesto Valverde rested Lionel Messi for his team’s penultimate match of the campaign but it was a defensive horror-show that allowed Emmanuel Boateng to score three times and Enis Bardhi twice at the City of Valencia Stadium. The La Liga and Copa del Rey champions trailed 5-1 after an hour and still came within a whisker of a sensational comeback as Coutinho’s second and third goals, and a Luis Suarez penalty, set up a grandstand finish. But Levante held on for a thrilling v i c t o r y, which ends their opponents’ hopes of becoming the first ever club to finish a 38game La Liga season as invin-

Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) vies with Levante’s Spanish forward Roger Marti during the Spanish league football match between Levante and Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on May 13, 2018.

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(from L) Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, Brazilian forward Neymar, Brazilian defender Dani Alves, Bordeaux’s Brazilian forward Malcom and Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian MBappe pose after the 27th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players Union) trophy ceremony, on May 13 , 2018 in Paris.

Neymar wins French player of the year prize, rejects transfer talk Neymar was named as France’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday, and later brushed away questions over his future. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar took the prize despite missing the last three months of the season due to injury. The world’s most expensive player scored 19 goals in just 20 league games for PSG before suffering a foot injury in February that required surgery in his native Brazil. He has not played since, and only returned to France from his homeland at the start of this month, fuelling speculation that he could seek to leave the club after just one season. “I am very touched and very happy with our season. It is an honour. Without my teammates, I would never have received this award,” said the 26-year-old, who collected the prize from his illustrious compatriot Ronaldo. Neymar, who joined in PSG’s Ligue 1 title celebrations on Saturday night, refused to discuss his future after collecting his award. “We talk about these things every time the transfer window comes

around. I don’t want to talk about anything at the moment,” he said. “Everyone knows why I came here, what my objectives are. Right now, my objective is the World Cup, not talking about transfers. “I spend my whole life, every transfer window, talking about it. It’s a bit annoying.” Neymar beat two of his PSG teammates to the prize, voted for by his fellow players -- Edinson Cavani, Ligue 1’s leading scorer this season with 28 goals, and Kylian Mbappe were also nominees, along with Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. Neymar was signed from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last August, and helped PSG on their way to a clean sweep of the domestic trophies. However, his injury appeared to cost Unai Emery’s team dear in their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid -- he was unable to play in the second leg, and PSG lost 5-2 on aggregate. - ‘2000 percent sure’ He is hoping to be back to full

fitness in time to lead Brazil at the World Cup in Russia, which starts in a month’s time. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted on Saturday that there was no chance Neymar would be leaving. “I am 2000 percent sure he will stay,” Al-Khelaifi said, rejecting talk of a transfer to Real Madrid. “The Spanish media have been talking since October. I don’t respond to rumours, I don’t have the time. But I am sure he will be a Paris Saint-Germain player.” PSG’s dominance of the French game this season was reflected in the awards. Mbappe was named young player of the year, beating off competition from the Lyon duo of Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele, and Bordeaux’s Brazilian winger Malcom. “I have had a good season. I have changed universe. I had to adapt right away because at clubs like PSG you don’t get given the time,” said the 19-year-old Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco on a loan deal last August. That move is set to become permanent this summer for a fee of up to 180 million euros.(afp)

Roberto Mancini has agreed a deal with the Italian football federation (FIGC) to take over as national coach and will sign his contract on Tuesday, according to reports in Italy. The 53-year-old former Manchester City manager quit as Zenit Saint Petersburg coach on Sunday, saying he now felt free to open talks with Italy. Sky Sports Italia reported on Monday that Mancini has now agreed a two-year deal and will sign a contract in Rome on Tuesday. Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November. Mancini, former Man City and Inter Milan coach, signed

for three years with Zenit last summer and led the club to a fifth-place finish in the Russian league. Italian Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week that Mancini had agreed in principle to become the next manager of the four-time world champions, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff. Mancini led City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio. The Italian team will meet on May 22 to prepare three international friendlies against Saudi Arabia on May 28, France on June 1 and Holland on June 4.(afp)


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Federer replaces Nadal as number one, Djokovic on the slide

PARIS - Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday.

Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since October 2006. Madrid winner Alexander Zverev remains in third, but the man he beat in Sunday’s final, Dominic Thiem, dropped a place to eighth despite knocking out Nadal on his way to facing Zverev. Thiem saw off Kevin Anderson in the semi-finals and it is the South African who inherits his seventh spot, the 31-yearold’s highest ever ranking. The highest mover in the men’s charts is Madrid semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov with the Russian teenager jumping 14 rungs to a best ever 29th. (afp)

Ghost Palace Hotel

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NEW YORK - LeBron James says he’s not worried after the Cleveland Cavaliers were routed 108-83 Sunday by the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference final. But the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, trying to reach his eighth consecutive NBA Finals, admits the Cavaliers need to make some changes before the best-ofseven playoff series resumes Tuesday in Boston. “I have zero level of concern at this stage,” James said. “You get better throughout the series. I’ve been down 0-1. I’ve been down 0-2. I’ve been down before. We have another opportunity to be better Tuesday. “Game one has always been a feel-out game for me. I got a sense of how they are going to play me and I can make some changes going into game two. We’ll see ways we can be better and get our offense into a better rhythm.” Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Al Horford added 20 points for the Celtics, who seized a 36-18 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, inflicting the second-worst game one playoff loss James has ever suffered. “We were great,” Horford said. “We came out with a lot of energy. We fed off the crowd and we kept it going throughout the game. We’re just out here playing hard

and doing the best we can.” Marcus Morris had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Boston and led a swarming defensive effort that shut down Cavs playmaker James, who averaged 34 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in prior playoff games. “We just have to make it hard for him,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Our guys played with good aggression.” James finished with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds and nine assists. He blocked two shots but also made seven turnovers as the Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts and came no closer than 14 points in the second half. “They had a great game plan in game one,” James said. “They did a great job of communicating the whole game. We have a lot of film to look at how they were making us uncomfortable. I was out of my rhythm the whole game.” - Containing LeBron Morris boasted he was the best defender to guard James and led the hustling work that contained the 33-year-old Cleveland superstar, who has more career playoff appearances than the entire Celtics roster combined. “It was a team effort,” Morris said. “Everybody played their part in guarding him. We did a great job of that.” The Celtics forced James to work harder

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Toronto Raptors During Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. defensively as well. “They showed two bodies (against James) all night,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “When he thought he had driving lanes, they made him kick it out to other

shooters. “We didn’t play well. We know we have to play better. They attacked us early on. We had some great shots we couldn’t make and it snowballed from there.” (afp)


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How once-mighty Venezuelan economy collapsed

CARACAS - How did Venezuela, once Latin America’s richest country, sink into ruin? As the country faces a presidential election Sunday, here are four key elements in the unravelling of its economy. - Oil boom brings dollarsThe country with the largest oil reserves on the planet enjoyed more than a decade of abundance between 2004 and 2015, pulling in some $750 billion while the price of crude soared. Heavily dependent on oil, which accounts for 96 percent of its foreign earnings, late president Hugo Chavez took advantage of the oil boom to borrow heavily. Venezuela issued some $62 billion in sovereign bonds from the state oil company PDVSA, according to the consultants Ecoanalitica, and borrowed also from China and Russia. External debt increased fivefold to $150 billion. Foreign reserves were 42.3 billion in 2008, now reduced to a quarter of that. Government spending soared, so much that in 2012 the budget deficit rose to 15.6 percent of GDP, while oil was selling at a record $103.42 a barrel. That deficit “was the equivalent of Greece at its worst,” said Oxford University economist Orlando Ochoa. And the situation has not improved, with the deficit oscillating between 15 and 20 percent of GDP since 2013, according to Humberto Garcia, president of the National Academy of Economics. The government says it spent $718 billion on social programs between 1999 and 2014. - Iron rule and corruption The socialist leadership imposed an iron fist on the economy, nationalizing entire sectors such as cement and steel, while expropriating hundreds of companies. It brought in strict exchange controls in 2003, which allowed it to monopolize the dollar exchange and artificially overvalue the local currency, the bolivar. It also imposed price controls, which undermined industrial production. “This promped the private sector to replace production with cheap imports,” said Ochoa. Today, production covers only 20 percent of consumption, compared to 70 percent in 2008, according to Fedeagro. One of the perverse effects of this state control was corruption. Some firms resorted to inventing phantom imports, overcharging for contracts or diverting dollars to the black market, where the greenback is worth 12 times more than the official rate. Jorge Giordani, Chavez’s economic guru, estimates that $300 billion has been lost to corruption over the past decade. (afp)

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Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

GAZA CITY - Clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem, AFP journalists reported. Gaza’s health ministry said 12 Palestinians were wounded. Several thousand had gathered near the border, while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians were approaching the fence and seeking to damage it, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side. Larger crowds were expected to gather later in the day to protest the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. The embassy inauguration was due to occur at 4:00 pm (1300 GMT). Fifty-four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes began along the Gaza border on March 30. The protests are calling for Palestinian refugees who fled or were expelled during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation to be allowed to return to their homes

now inside Israel. No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire. Israel says it only opens fire when necessary to stop infiltrations, attacks and damage to the border fence, while accusing Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence Bilal Fasayfes, 31, was getting on a free bus to the border with his wife and two children in the southern Gazan city of Khan Yunis. “If half the people die we won’t care,” he said. “We will keep going so the other half can live with dignity.” Also in Khan Yunis, groups of masked young men, some carrying wooden bats, walked between shops forcing them to close to respect a general strike. Muataz al-Najjar, 18, who was

wounded four times in the last seven weeks, once from a bullet and the others from gas cannisters, said he hoped to break through the fence. “We will return and the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv will be prevented.” At Shifa Hospital, where doctors say they are running low on crucial supplies and being forced to discharge patients early to make space for the next wave, a large tent was established outside in front of the emergency room. At mosques in the cities, large speakers were set up that are expected to broadcast messages encouraging people to go to the border. Faris Abu Hajaras, 50, said his family was from Jaffa, now within Israel, but he had never been there. He is a builder but said Israel’s blockade of the strip meant there was no work. (afp)

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Jamaah Ansharut Daulah: network behind Indonesia suicide bombings

A wave of deadly suicide bombings that have rocked Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya are linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group (IS).Here are some questions and answers about JAD: What is JAD? Formed in 2015, JAD gained notoriety in January 2016 for a gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta that left four attackers and four civilians dead. It is made up of almost two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to the US State Department, which last year designated it as an extremist network. The group’s spiritual leader is Aman Abdurrahman, a jailed Indonesian radical who authorised the Jakarta attack and

is considered the de facto leader of all IS supporters in Indonesia.

What attacks have they carried out? Apart from the 2016 Jakarta attack -- the first claimed by IS in Southeast Asia -- JAD carried out suicide attacks the following year which killed three policemen and injured a dozen others at a busy bus station in Jakarta. IS said it was also responsible for ordering that attack. JAD has been linked to a series of other plots in Indonesia, including a firebomb attack on a church that killed a toddler and a plan to launch a Christmas-time suicide bombing. This was foiled when the militants planning the attack were killed. How was JAD involved in the Surabaya attacks? Indonesia is reeling from a series of deadly blasts that have rocked the city of Surabaya and

the surrounding region in the past two days, killing 25 people including bombers and injuring scores more. The explosions which targeted churches, a police headquarters and a low-cost apartment complex were the deadliest in years. The six church bombers -- a mother and father, their two daughters, aged nine and 12, and two teenage sons -- have been linked by police to JAD. In addition to themselves, 12 people died. The father of the church suicide bombers was a local leader in the network, police have said. Another family of five including a child, which carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters on Monday, were also part of the group. Four of the bombers died. Police say a third family, three of whom were killed in the apartment explosion outside the city, were also JAD members. That explosion may have been a

premature detonation of a bomb.

What is the connection to IS? IS has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Indonesia, most of which have been carried out by JAD. Although considered Indonesia’s largest pro-IS coalition, JAD’s structure and links to the international terror network are murky. The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict has said JAD is “in fact a generic term used for any supporter of ISIS” and functions more as an umbrella organisation than a coherent group. Abdurrahman, however, has recruited militants to join IS, is thought to have been in communication with leaders of the jihadist group, and is the main translator for IS propaganda in Indonesia, according to analysts and authorities. What groups have been behind previous attacks?

For years, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was synonymous with terrorism in Indonesia. The group was responsible for the country’s worst-ever attack, the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. In subsequent years the group carried out a string of deadly attacks, including a 2003 car bombing at the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta that killed a dozen and a suicide car bomb the following year outside the Australian embassy that killed 10. Attacks in 2005 at tourist spots in Bali killed 20. A splinter group, led by Malaysian Noordin Top, was responsible for blasts in 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta, which killed nine and injured more than 40. Another JI splinter group Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid -founded by elderly cleric Abu Bakar Bashir -- was blamed for a 2011 suicide bombing of a Christian church in central Java, wounding dozens.(afp)

Indonesia’s ‘terror families’... From page 1

They had been dropped off by Oepriyanto who then drove a bomb-laden car into the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church. Indonesian authorities have named Oepriyanto as the local cell leader of extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has pledged allegiance to IS. His sons rode a motorcycle into Santa Maria church where they detonated explosives they were carrying, dying instantly. Children taking part in attacks may be impossible for most to comprehend, but

they likely did not understand their imminent fate, an analyst said. “It might be a situation where the family still believes in traditional roles, and the traditional father ’s role is that (he) has the power so everyone has to o b e y, ” s a i d A d e B a n a n i , a social psychology researcher at the University of Indonesia’s research centre of police science and terrorism studies. “The children probably don’t know what’s going on or don’t understand.”(afp)

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Palestinian demonstrators burn tyres near the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, as Palestinians readied for protests over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem on May 14, 0218.

This handout photo from the Surabaya local government (Pemerintah Kota Surabaya) taken on May 13, 2018 and received by AFP on May 14, 2018 shows firefighters trying to extinghuish a fire after a blast outside the Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church) in Surabaya. A series of blasts, including at least one suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia on May 13, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest attack for years in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.


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The City of Denpasar’s Council of the Arts is preparing a presentation of “Topeng Panca” for the Mask Parade that will be part the prestigious Bali Arts Festival (PKB) that is in its 38th year. They showed themselves ready during a performance presented to the Province of Bali’s steering committee at Bali Banjar Kehen, in Kesimen Petilan Village, Denpasar last week. Denpasar Topeng Panca’ (five masks) group, Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna was given the go ahead to perform in the Bali Arts Festival.

Head of Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna, Putu Adi Sujana explained that the theme of this performance was “Pagubangan Warak” or “The blood Spilling”. He also explained that the group only had a limited amount of time to rehearse because of the short notice that they were given by the Municipal Government and also because of the difficulty in scheduling rehearsals with members of the group who live far away. “This is the risk one takes when working with people with experience, on the other hand there is no need to worry about the quality of the work. After this performance we will evaluate the situation based

Tesla has set up a company in Shanghai focusing on technology development in China, a crucial market for the US firm as the country plans to scrap ownership limits for foreign automakers. The US firm’s Hong Kong subsidiary established Tesla (Shanghai) Limited on May 10 with a registration capital of 100 million yuan ($15.8 million), filings on the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System showed on Monday.

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A Tesla on display at the MARCUS meatpacking grand opening Event at Marcus Meat Packing on May 10, 2018 in New York City.

HSBC, ING banks announce blockchain first

Banking giants HSBC and ING on Monday said they had carried out a landmark blockchain transaction aimed at speeding up payment processes and making them more secure. The transaction, using the cuttingedge blockchain technology driving virtual currencies like bitcoin, involved a bulk shipment of soybeans from Argentina on behalf of US agriculture group Cargill, the pair said in a statement. “HSBC and ING Bank have successfully executed a... finance transaction for international food and agriculture conglomerate Cargill using R3’s Corda scalable blockchain platform,” the statement said. “The transaction demonstrates that blockchain as a solution to trade digitisation, is commercially and operationally viable. “Conventional exchanges for paper-based documentation related to letters of credit usually take between 5-10 days. This exchange was done in 24 hours,” it added. Going forward, blockchain is seen as being

able to support also trading of other assets. London-headquartered HSBC and Dutch lender ING meanwhile described the novel letter of credit transaction as “an end-to-end trade between a buyer and a seller and their respective banking partners, completed on a single shared application rather than multiple systems”. While banks are seen as reducing costs by using the latest blockchain technology, consumers may also benefit from quicker and cheaper services. HSBC’s head of growth and innovation, Vivek Ramachandran, noted that thanks to the development, “trade finance transactions have been made simpler, faster, more transparent and more secure”. David E. Rutter, CEO of blockchain technology group R3, explained that the platform “Corda enables the development of applications... that bring all parties together on a single, shared infrastructure while ensuring the highest levels of privacy and security”. (afp)

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Topeng Panca of Denpasar City

Tesla sets up Shanghai firm as it expands China presence

Its business range includes technology development, import and export of electric cars and components, it said, adding Tesla Motors HK Limited is the sole shareholder of the Shanghai company with an operation period of 30 years. Production of electric cars is not included in the business scope though. Tesla already exports cars to China, one of the California firm’s top markets. Tesla has long eyed manufacturing its cars in China, the world’s biggest electric market. Its CEO Elon Musk said earlier this month that the company will announce a China location for a new “Gigafactory” that will produce batteries as well as vehicles. The announcement of the Shanghai firm came after China in April announced that it would to open up its manufacturing sector, including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers. China currently restricts foreign auto firms to a maximum 50 percent ownership of joint ventures with local companies. But the policy changes will end shareholding limits for new energy vehicle firms as soon as this year, followed by commercial vehicles in 2020 and passenger cars in 2022. The automaker reported a less-than-expected net loss of $784.6 million on revenue of $3.4 billion in the first three months of this year. (afp)

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Nasi Campur a la Casa Luna Restaurant

Favored by Guests from 25 Years Ago Nasi Campur or mixed rice is one of the favorites offered by Casa Luna Restaurant in Ubud. Mixed rice of Casa Luna Restaurant is definitely different. The taste and way of presentation is typical, delicious and really traditional. All the menus are processed by emphasizing authentic flavors and using fresh ingredients. Similarly, the preparation is done naturally, such as using pure coconut milk and native spices to this archipelago. This mixed rice utilizes natural ingredients. The preparation is carried out manually as our local ancestors did. For example, the spices are ground by hand on mortar and pestle and the coconut milk is very fresh (from freshly split coconut) and does not use flavoring, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and modern preservatives. All the uniqueness distinguishes it from the others, so that mixed rice at Casa Luna Restaurant becomes the most favorite menu within the past 25 years. Casa Luna Restaurant managed by Dewi DeNeefe Suardana really features typical Balinese taste. On that account, the menus are very simple, but offer a distinctive flavor. One serving of mixed rice is served with chickpea vegetable in coconut milk, corn fritters, twisted satay, chicken curry, steamed red beans in banana leaf, pickles and

raw condiment. “We are still focused on the authentic taste,” said Dewi DeNeefe. This mixed rice is combined with other foods whose preparation is different such as being steamed, fried, boiled, grilled and freshly made manually, such as pickles and chili sauce. Afterward, the rice is served neatly and beautifully in the form of cone. Rice is put right in the middle, surrounded by other menus. “Some ingredients are also taken from our garden,” she said proudly. A portion of mixed rice a la Casa Luna Restaurant is very popular among local people, domestic and foreign tourists. The mixed rice is usually ordered from lunch to dinner hours. Each portion is sold for IDR 60,000. “In addition to Casa Luna Restaurant, the same mixed rice is also served at Indus Restaurant. The menu must be available,” said Dewi DeNeefe. This creative woman added that in terms of taste the mixed rice is appropriate for everyone’s appetite, both for local people and tourists. This happens because it has a very accurate mixture, not too bland or not too spicy. “This mixed rice is commonplace. However, we intentionally feature it to introduce the traditional menu to international community. Therefore, we prepare it based on our secret recipes,” he concluded. (kmb)

on the directions given by the Provincial committee”, he said. Topeng Panca of Denpasar City_2 The group is made all the more interesting because Made Jimat is one of the organisers. Jimat is widely admired by the public for having played a pivotal role in the development of the Topeng Keras and Torpeng Arsa Wijaya masked dances. Also, Mayor of Denpasar representative IGN Jayanegara along with City of Denpasar’s Departement of Culture representative Dra. Ni Nyoman Sujati, MM are also giving their full spport to Sekaa Gong Kencana Wiguna. (kmb)

Pura Luhur Besi Kalung

Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, located in Utu Customary Village, Penebel Tabanan has the distinct feature of being home to a Linga Yoni with a chainlike necklace that gongs when struck. It is therefore assumed that the chain necklace is made of steel from which the name “Besi” (steel) comes from. It is believed that if the Linga Yoni slants to one side it foretells a national disaster. Head of Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, accompanied by public relations officer Made Subagia said on Monday that the Linga Yoni in fact slanted in 2013 just before earthquakes and volcanic eruptions shook the island of Java. The Lina Yoni had been slanting for a month before the natural disasters and came back to its straightened position on its own. “It slanted in 1932, 1945, 1965 and again in 1998 just

before the national reformation”, he said. The Linga Yoni stands in the innermost sanctum of the temple at the main shrine (Linggih Ageng) .There is a stepped stone structure leading up to the Lingga Yoni and at its base there is special ‘tabernacle’ where officiating priests sit. This area cannot be approached by just anyone and even those who do so, do not dare touch the Lingga Yoni. The only person who steps on the stone step structure is Tabanan Palace’s Ida Tjokorda Tabanan, the head priest of Pura Luhur Besi Kalung and the head priest of Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple with permission from Ageng Luhur Besi Kalung, Someone once accidently sat on the ‘tabernacle’ and as Subagia describes, the person was immediately possessed and died two weeks later.

It is also forbidden to prune the tree that grows next to the Lingga Yonia as it is believed that it is Ida Batara’s hair. Pruning only takes place after a special ceremony held on the Sunday after Saraswati day and the cuttings are buried in Bambang Temple. Also the trees that grow near the temple must not be cut down so as to give the impression of the temple being surrounded by forest. Even rotting trees are not uprooted. “They are left to rot and are then replanted”, said Subagia. Pura Luhur Besi Kalung, anniversary (piodalan) is celebrated every Pagerwesi day. Pura Luhur Besi Kalung holds the status of “Sad Kahyangan” and is part of the ranks of Kemiri Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. It is also known as a place to request safety and prosperity. (kmb)


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Karangasem Police in first alert

EU data laws set to bite after Facebook scandal

Following riots at mobile brigade command headquarters

AMLAPURA - Bomb attacks in Surabaya also get a serious concern from security forces in the suburban areas such as Karangasem. In addition to increasing the attention to religious activities of the people, Karangasem Police maximize supervision at the inter-island entrance. One of them is by strengthening the security and checking at the entrance of Padangbai Harbor. The security of Sunday mass involved all units including Quick Response Unit and non-commissioned rural police. Security is applied to the five churches in Amlapura town openly or closed manner. “This security effort is regularly held so the worship activities can run smoothly and safely,” said Gede Gunarta, an officer of non-commissioned rural police at Subagan village on the sidelines of mass security in Faith Development Post Church, Subagan, Sunday (May 13). Gunarta said the security of the region has been improved since the riots at the Command Headquarters of Mobile Brigade a few days ago. Following the unrest, the activities of Karangasem police officers are in first alert position. There is always an allocation of security directed by the district police chief in every morning assembly. “The incident in Surabaya is very surprising. When it happened, I’ve been here (in guarding duty at Faith Development Post Church—Ed),” he said. After the Surabaya bombing, Chief of Karangasem Police, IGN Ade Panji Anom, immediately came down to review the implementation of security accompanied by his members along with his Deputy Chief Supriadi Ramhan. He visited several churches in Amlapura town and interacted with the congregation after performing prayers. Police chief said that until now the Karangasem region remains conducive as well as

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This handout photograph taken and released on May 14, 2018 by Malaysia’s Department of Information shows from (L to R) Brunei Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah, newly installed Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Mahathir’s wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali posing for picture during a visit to the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.

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In addition to increasing the attention to religious activities of the people, Karangasem Police maximize supervision at the inter-island entrance. the activities and the mass of the Christian community still run smoothly. Long before the bombing incident in Surabaya, according to him, Karangasem Police already took measures to maintain the public security and order. Padangbai Harbor posing the entrance of Bali also gets a priority in addition to the attention to the activities of the disciples.

Considering there is an increasing escalation, this alumnus of Police Academy of 1999 Batch said that his institution re-establishes the more intense communication and increases security in churches. “We intensify the security at Padangbai Harbor by adding to the number of personnel. So far, the situation is still conducive,” he explained.

The increased security at Padangbai Harbor involves all units. Chief of Karangasem Police Alert Unit, Made Sudartawan, stated the addition of personnel at the Bali-Lombok crossing is meant to narrow the space for the parties wishing to make the situation worse. “We are backing up the duties of the Padangbai Harbor Police by inspecting vehicles, passengers and luggage,” he said. (kmb)

Bali tourism will surely get affected

Prof. Wayan Ramantha

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DENPASAR - Bali’s economy has just recovered. After the eruption of Mount Agung, it is resumed with the eruption of Mount Merapi, riots at Command Headquarter of Mobile Brigade and the last ones are bombing in several churches in East Java. All occurrences happened within a short span of time. Series of the incidents is feared to have an impact on the economy of Bali. Tourism will return to undergo lethargic condition because Bali as a tourist destination is very vulnerable to security issues. “It must have an impact because security is an absolute requirement

for tourism,” said Prof. Wayan Ramantha, an economic observer from Udayana University, on Sunday (May 13). The threat in other regions of Indonesia will certainly make foreign tourists divert their holiday destination to other countries. At this time, many countries have developed tourism into a commodity to increase their foreign exchange earnings. So, it becomes a threat to Bali tourism with the presence of this security issue. In addition, the Bali’s economy largely supported by tourism will also be affected by regional leader election and presidential election

conditions as the year 2018 is the election of regional leader of three regions in Bali and presidential election in 2019. Consequently, the entrepreneurs chiefly the investors in real sector will wait and see. Many negative and positive moments happened make Bali’s economy grow no more than six percent as predicted by Prof. Ramantha. Although in 2018 there will be annual meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Bali, according to him, it still makes the Bali’s economy grow. However, it is not as high as in previous years. (kmb42)

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Malaysia’s Mahathir gets down to work after historic poll win

BRUSSELS - New European Union data protection laws take effect on May 25 to protect users’ online information, in what Brussels touts as a global benchmark after the Facebook scandal. The laws will cover large tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook that use personal data as an advertising goldmine, as well as firms like banks and also public bodies. One major change is that consumers must explicitly grant permission for their data to be used, while they can also specifically ask for their personal information to be deleted. Firms face huge fines of up to 20 million euros ($24 million) or four percent of annual global turnover for failing to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “It’s your data -- take control,” the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, urges the bloc’s 500 million citizens in guidelines for the new rules. The case for the new rules has been boosted by the recent scandal over the harvesting of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica, a US-British political research firm, for the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told US lawmakers last month the firm plans to fall into line with the EU rules as it seeks to rebuild its reputation after the breach, which affected 87 million users.

- ‘Living in a jungle’ The scandal has proved a godsend for the EU. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told AFP in an interview that the incident fueled “a campaign” for the new European law in a way that she could never have done. She said the EU was setting a global benchmark for data protection as many Americans who once criticised Europe as too set on regulation now see the need for the GDPR. The Facebook scandal showed “that we really are living in the kind of jungle where we are losing ourselves,” the Czech commissioner added. But not everything has run smoothly. At least eight of the 28 EU countries will not have updated their laws by May 25. The lack of preparedness comes despite the fact that the new laws were officially adopted two years ago, with a grace period until now to adapt to the rules. This “will create some legal uncertainty,” Jourova said, blaming countries for neglect rather than resistance to the law. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter have all started in the last few weeks to alter their terms of use, but the situation appears more complicated for small- and medium-sized firms. (afp)

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, officially got down to work Monday after his shock election win last week that broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of a corruption-riddled regime. The elderly leader, who is starting his second stint as premier after having previously been in office for two decades, arrived at the office of a foundation he runs in the administrative capital Putrajaya. He arrived in a black car, which was part of a convoy that included police vehicles, and briefly rolled down the window to wave at waiting reporters. He was due to hold meetings with senior civil servants. The stock market opened for the first time since Wednesday’s polls but did not slide as heavily as had been anticipated after Mahathir sought in a speech Sunday to calm investors. It initially lost 2.7 percent but quickly won back ground and was down just 0.2 percent

about an hour after opening. Local currency the ringgit slipped as much as 0.9 percent against the US dollar. Ooi Chin Hock, a dealer with SJ Securities, told AFP he believed the “government is supporting the stock market to make sure there is not too much volatility”. Mahathir stormed to an unlikely election victory at the head of an opposition alliance against the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and their corruption-mired leader Najib Razak, toppling the regime that had led Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957. Mahathir -- who was himself accused of ruling with an iron fist in his first stint as premier -- is now

the world’s oldest elected leader. In an extraordinary volte-face, he threw in his lot with parties that he crushed while in power as they sought to oust Najib, who has been accused of involvement in plundering billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. Najib and the fund deny any wrongdoing. At the weekend, Mahathir slapped Najib and his unpopular wife Rosmah Mansor with a travel ban as speculation mounted they were about to flee the country. Najib had said he was planning a “short break” overseas but angry Malaysians descended on an airport from where he was expected to depart in a bid to stop the couple leaving. (afp)

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In this file illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen. The EU’s new data protection rules that enter into force later this month are having an impact around the world as firms, including in the United States and China, move to comply.


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Science

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International

Bali News

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- Thin atmosphere The undertaking began in August 2013 as a technology development project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In order to fly in Mars’ thin atmosphere, the space helicop-

ter has to be super light, yet as powerful as possible. “The altitude record for a helicopter flying here on Earth is about 40,000 feet (12,100 meters),” said Mimi Aung, Mars Helicopter project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “The atmosphere of Mars is only one percent that of Earth, so when our helicopter is on the Martian surface, it’s already at the Earth equivalent of 100,000 feet up (30,500 meters),” she added. Engineers built the copter’s twin, counter-rotating blades to “bite into the thin Martian atmosphere at almost 3,000 rpm -- about 10 times the rate of a helicopter on Earth,” said a NASA statement. The helicopter is equipped with “solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights.” Controllers on Earth will command the Mars Helicopter, which was designed to receive and interpret commands from the ground. Plans are being laid for a 30day flight test, with five flights going incrementally further each time, up to a few hundred yards (meters). Its first flight calls for a brief vertical climb of 10 feet (three meters), followed by hovering for a half minute. (afp)

NUSA Penida Islands in Klungkung district has been determined as one of the outermost islands in Indonesia. To reach it, people must go by sea. Nevertheless, there are a number of health workers from Bali mainland that are working there. Moreover, she is a married woman. How is her story like?

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A robot controls a vegan food container inside a machine at Just in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2018.

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A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.That might sound like an Orwellian nightmare to some but in Sweden it is a welcome reality for a growing number who favours convenience over concerns of potential personal data violations.

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The helicopter is equipped with “solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights.”

The small implants were first used in 2015 in Sweden -- initially confidentially -- and several other countries. Swedes have gone on to be very active in microchipping, with scant debate about issues surrounding its use, in a country keen on new technology and where the sharing of personal information is held up as a sign of a transparent society. Twenty-eight year-old Ulrika Celsing is one of 3,000 Swedes to have injected a microchip into her hand to try out a new way of life. To enter her workplace, the media agency Mindshare, she simply waves her hand on a small box and types in a code before the doors open. “It was fun to try something

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Health officer working in Nusa Penida must commute from Badung

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

TAMPA - The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. Known simply as “The Mars Helicopter,” the device weighs less than four pounds (1.8 kilograms), and its main body section, or fuselage, is about the size of a softball. It will be attached to the belly pan of the Mars 2020 rover, a wheeled robot that aims to determine the habitability of the Martian environment, search for signs of ancient life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers. Mars 2020 is planned for launch in July 2020 with an arrival on the surface of Mars expected in February 2021. “NASA has a proud history of firsts,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement. “The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling.” No nation has ever flown an helicopter on Mars before.

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new and to see what one could use it for to make life easier in the future,” she told AFP. In the past year, the chip has turned into a kind of electronic handbag and has even replaced her gym card, she said. If she wanted to, she could also use it to book train tickets. Sweden’s SJ national railway company has won over some 130 users to its microchip reservation service in a year. Conductors scan passengers’ hands after they book tickets online and register them on their chip. - Information sharing Sweden has a track record on the sharing of personal information, which may have helped ease the microchip’s acceptance

among the Nordic country’s 10 million-strong population. Citizens have long accepted the sharing of their personal details, registered by the social security system, with other administrative bodies, while people can find out each others’ salaries through a quick phone call to the tax authority. The implants use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, also used in credit cards, and are “passive”, which means they hold data that can be read by other devices but cannot read information themselves. Although still small, they have the capacity to hold train tickets, entry pass codes as well as access certain vending machines and printers, promoters say. (afp)

Not all jobs can be taken over by robot

TECHNOLOGY develops quite rapidly. This development cannot be denied or even stopped. It includes the use of robot as occurred in several countries including Asia. However, not all aspects of health can be taken over by technology let alone replaced by robot. Medical expert from Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Wimpie Pangkahila, said that not all practical things can be replaced. “The things requiring scientific logic cannot be replaced. “Certain jobs may be replaceable, such as putting blood samples into a tube, inserting blood into a laboratory device but still under surveillance,” he said. According to him, outside the health field may be very revolutionary. Meanwhile, the job of treating patients, according to him, cannot be replaced by robot. “However, taking medication, blood sample or blood to laboratory, may be replaced by robots. However, the treatment requiring interpersonal relationships or having psychological effect, remains to need medical officers,” he said. In some countries, the use of robot labor has started. For instance, cashier has already employed such a machine. According to him, if wishing to become a developed country, the use of robotic technology is a positive thing. Developed countries have showed that they are not dependent on humans. “So, there is no demonstration or strike,” he joked. Therefore, all fields must be ready to move toward such direction because it will happen. Similar opinion was also expressed by Chairman of the Indonesia Hospital Association (Persi) of Bali Chapter, I Gede Wiryana Patra Jaya, So far, he has not seen the use of non-human labor in Indonesia but in Singapore some operations are undertaken by robots under human control. “The doctor still programs before the surgery. Probably, the location of the operation is narrow to be done manually by human hands. This robotic labor can help as the doctor’s physical ability decreases,” he said. He said the development of science and technology cannot be avoided. However in the field of medicine, a human touch is still needed for the treatment or treating patients. “But the job coming into contact with patients still has to be carried out by human. In this case, human being cannot be replaced by the use of robots because it still needs a touch of emotion. In addition, not all patients can understand about the explanation on the results of laboratory test. Thus, it then needs the explanation from a doctor or other medical personnel,” he explained. Nevertheless, medical support remains to require technology such as laboratory, drug redemption, et cetera. “For example, the production of goods may be handled by robots,” he added. (kmb42)

The Blue Paradise Island increasingly grows. Many areas are getting attention from the government, especially district government. One of them is health field becoming the basic needs for society. Facilities in the form of public health center have also been built. One of them is the Nusa Penida I public health center. Located in the center of the subdistrict center, it is adjacent to the densely populated area. Public health center is often visited by residents. It provides medicine and health consultation. When traced further, the health personnel are also very nimble. They are not entirely from Nusa Penida but also from other areas. Surprisingly, not all of them live in the mess. Some have to go back and forth every day from Bali mainland. She is Ni Wayan Ekayanti. This married nutritionist from Nongan, Karangasem, married to Abiansemal, Badung. When confirmed recently, she did not hesitate to share her story. Her duty at the public health center was started in 2010 shortly after passing the selection of prospective civil servant (CPNS). In 2013, she married to a policeman. She had to be left behind for two years as her husband was in charge outside Bali until 2016. At that time, she was still used to living in the mess. She returned home once a week with speed boat transportation to meet her mother-in-laws and other family members. In 2017,

there were different stories. She was blessed with twins. Since then, the way she works is different. She departs from Abiansemal in the morning to Nusa Penida and returns home in the afternoon. “I should wake up early and take care of our children first. Sometimes at half past six in the morning I have to go to Klungkung Harbor from Abiansemal, and go back in the afternoon,” she said. She did not deny if pursuing the activities are hard. Her physical condition is quickly tired because of traveling quite far. Her concentration is also divided for the family. However, she remains grateful. God still blesses her good health. If getting sick, it remains relatively light, like getting a cold. “Surely, it is hard as I have to leave our children. Mother’s instinct is like that,” said the woman born in 1986. When there is activity, she must also leave her babies up to two days. They are raised by their grandmother and father. Her longing is relieved through communication via telephone. Not infrequently, cries also came over. “If taken to Nusa Penida, no one will take care of them, so they are then entrusted to their grandmother at home village. One of them must be sacrificed,” she said. She indeed has great desire to move to Badung district. However, there is no substitute yet. In contrast to her colleagues, they have been serving near home. “In order to be able to move, I am just waiting for a replacement. Hopefully, it can be realized this year,” she explained. Although faced with such situation, she strives to work optimally. This year she is also appointed by district government to represent to provincial level for the selection of exemplary health personnel with some colleagues. “Well, I must still undergo this,” she said. (kmb45)

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No serious travel warnings after Surabaya church bombings

Sympathy and solidarity from the international community continued to pour in, and no serious travel advisories were issued at the end of a bloody Sunday in East Java’s provincial capital Surabaya, where a family of six carried out suicide attacks targeting Christians observing mass. A series of blasts struck three churches across the provincial capital of Surabaya at around 7 a.m., leaving at least 13 dead and over 40 others wounded. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks via its propaganda agency Amaq. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop issued a joint statement late on Sunday, condemning what they called “cowardly” terrorist attacks on peaceful religious gatherings. “Our two nations share a common commitment to mutual respect and diversity and we reject those who seek to spread division and hatred,” they said in a statement issued on Twitter. Singapore’s top diplomat, Vivian Balakrishnan, also took to social media to express his deep sadness over the “appalling bomb attacks”. “We strongly condemn this mindless act, which has taken several lives and injured others,” he said in a post on his Facebook page on Sunday. Britain’s Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, contributed a tweet of his own, expressing solidarity with the people of Indonesia. “Appalled by terrorist attack this morning in Surabaya. We stand with the people of Indonesia at this difficult time. #KamiTidakTakut,” he

tweeted, using an Indonesian translation of the #WeAreNotAfraid hashtag. A Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson also issued comments on the terrorist attack, saying the South Korean government “strongly condemned” the incident, and expressed its intent to cooperate hand-inhand with Indonesia to fight “the terrors that threaten all of humanity”. The European Union’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Vincent Guerend, “strongly condemned” the attack on places of worship irrespective of religion and said the EU “stands ready to continue our dialogue and cooperation”. “We’re faced with same challenges in Europe, and we have to support each other,” Guerend told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. He declined, however, to comment on whether the incident had any effect on European business interests in Indonesia, appealing instead to focus on the plight of the victims. Later that day, Brussels issued its own statement extending condolences to the friends and families of those killed

in the blasts. “Attacks on communities at prayer run counter to Indonesia’s traditional culture of religious diversity and inter-religious harmony. Such a culture is a source of inspiration for many around the world, especially in times, such as now, of tension,” EU spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said in the statement. And while concerns about terrorism in Indonesia are on the rise, most statements issued by foreign embassies in response to the attacks did not warn against general travel to Indonesia. On the EU’s website for consular protection for EU citizens abroad, most member states called on their citizens to remain cautious and warned against traveling to certain areas in Indonesia. The Australian government’s Smartraveller website continues to advise its citizens in Indonesia to “exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including in Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta, because of the high threat of terrorist attack”. It also says there is a heightened risk of further terrorist attacks in the lead-up to and during Islam’s holy month of Ramadhan, which runs from mid-May to mid-June. The United Kingdom government website also updated its foreign travel advice to reflect the latest incident, but without much change in its assessment of travel safety in Indonesia. “Around 360,000 British nationals visit Indonesia every year. Most visits are trouble free,” it said.(ant)

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Singapore condemns bomb attacks on churches in Indonesia; PM Lee offers assistance

SIANGPOREA - In the wake of deadly explosions that rocked three churches in Indonesia yesterday, Singapore has issued a strong condemnation of the “heinous attacks” that have so far taken 11 lives and injured 40 others, including police officers. The blasts in Surabaya, East Java, hit Santa Maria Church in Ngagel Madya, Gereja Katolik Indonesia on Jalan Diponegoro, and Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (GPPS) Church on Jalan Arjuno Surabaya. The explosions occurred within minutes of each other at around 7:30am local time. “The heinous attacks resulted in the loss of innocent lives and caused injuries to many,” wrote Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement. “Singapore expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a quick recovery.” According to MFA, there are no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured by the blasts. Citizens currently in Surabaya are advised to heed the instructions of local authorities, closely monitor the local news, and register themselves with the MFA. Condolences Indonesian bomb squad examines the site following a suicide bomb outside a church in Surabaya on May 13, 2018. Photo: Juni Kriswanto / AFP Both President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have since sent their condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the ghastly attack. “Singapore strongly condemns such wanton attacks, which have led to the tragic loss of innocent lives and caused injuries to both civilians and the police,” President Halimah wrote, sending commiserations on behalf of Singaporeans. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Indonesia during this time of grief.” On his end, PM Lee offered condolences on behalf of the government and assured the president that Singapore stands ready to work with Indonesia to bring the responsible to justice. “Singapore strongly condemns such senseless and callous acts of violence against civilians at places of worship,” PM Lee noted. “I am confident that the Indonesian Government will be able to deal with the situation decisively.”

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“Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again WASHINGTON - “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend, raking in $61.8 million as it easily fended off competition, industry estimates showed Sunday. The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Running a distant second was “Life of the Party,” a Melissa McCarthy comedy that rang up a respectable $18.5 million its first weekend out. McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, stars as a newly divorced mother

who returns to college, only to find herself in class with her daughter. Another new film, “Breaking In,” a thriller starring Gabrielle Union, was third at $16.8 million. Review website Rotten Tomatos dismissed the film as a “rote, disposable action thriller” but praised Union’s performance as a mother fighting to save her children from criminal hostage-takers. Rom-com “Overboard” slipped from second to fourth place with a box office take of $10.1 million its second weekend in theaters. The Lionsgate remake, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Debez, is about a struggling single mother who persuades a rich playboy with amnesia that they are married. Number five at the box office was Paramount’s sci-fi horror film “A Quiet Place,” which stars actor-director John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from blind aliens that track their prey by sound. It made an estimated $6.4 million. (afp)

NEW YORK - A graphic music video by Childish Gambino has racked up more than 100 million views in just over a week on YouTube with its powerful takes on gun violence and racism. “This Is America” -- by actor and recording artist Donald Glover’s edgy alter ego -- is a raw take on racism, gun violence and consumer society hit the nine-figure-mark in a week, just behind of global hits such as Adele’s “Hello” (four days) and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (in six days). The four-minute video begins with a shirtless Glover dancing to soothing rhythms in an empty warehouse and singing “We just wanna party” and “We just want the money.” Glover suddenly pulls out a handgun from the back of his pants and executes a hooded man sitting in a chair. A heavier, more foreboding beat drops, and Glover raps “This is America -- don’t catch you slipping up.” “Yeah, this is America,” he says. “Guns in my area.” Later in the video, Glover guns down an allblack church choir in a sequence some commentators have interpreted as a reference to the 2015 murders of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina. At several points, children in school uniforms join Glover in his hypnotic dance as violence occurs in the background. The video, directed by Hiro Murai, ends with a terror-stricken Glover fleeing as from a lynch mob. One of the clips producers, Ibra Ake, told NPR: “there’s a communality there and people can relate to a lot of that stuff. I don’t think we are as cerebral or as calculated as people think. Our goal is to normalize blackness.”

Glover’s video follows an over the weekend on the hit comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” (afp)

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Indonesia’s ‘terror families’ behind suicide attacks

Their middle-class life, with talk of holidays and a love of pets, held no clues to the dark plan Dita Oepriyanto and his wife put in motion as they led their four children to their deaths. Oepriyanto, 48, spouse Puji Kuswati and the kids -- including two girls aged nine and 12 -- all died on Sunday in coordinated strikes on churches in the country’s second-biggest city Surabaya. To neighbours, the family was devoutly religious with an upstanding father who sold herbal medicine. “He was once the head of the neighbourhood unit. I met him almost everyday at a mosque near his house,” Taufik Gani, 60, told newspaper Koran Tempo. Online photos bearing 43-year-old Kuswati’s name show what appears to be the family smiling back at the camera, the two youngest girls in matching red hijab head scarves and holding flowers. Kuswati had over 250 friends on a Facebook account packed with pictures of nature, river rafting and the family cats. She also said she was a fan of a local heavy metal band. Her last Facebook post was made in 2014. Kuswati and her daughters are now Indonesia’s first known female suicide bombers. Two other families connected to the family and a local extremist network have been implicated in another series of explosions, that left most of them dead. Taken together they reveal a shocking new terror modus operandi in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country: whole families of suicide bombers. - ‘Tactical benefits’ That is a shift from when radical group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) -- behind attacks including the 2002 Bali bomb-

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ing that killed over 200 -- was synonymous with terrorism in Indonesia. “The involvement of women is new, especially with children,” said Nava Nuraniyah, an analyst at the Jakartabased Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict. “During the JI (Jemaah Islamiyah) era it was forbidden to use women” in attacks. IS by contrast has welcomed female fighters into its fold, and the attraction of using women, including young girls, in attacks is obvious, Nuraniyah added. “Women are always seen as peaceful, so security guards are also more relaxed towards women as well,” she said. “There are tactical benefits.” On Sunday morning, Kuswati and her two daughters, who were wearing niqab face veils and had bombs strapped to their waists, walked onto the grounds of the Kristen Indonesia Diponegoro Church and blew themselves up. Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.

This handout photo released by the Presidential Palace on May 13, 2018 shows Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (R) with officials at the scene of a suicide attack outside the Central Pantekosta church (background) in Surabaya. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo visited the area after a family of six including two young daughters staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during Sunday services on May 13, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

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